A marching row of soldiers chased a cardboard tank. The performers also tried to disturb the celebrations happening on Pilsudski Square. The Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak announced that the Ministry of National Defense would submit a notification about the possibility of committing a crime.
An unusual situation occurred during the change of the guard on pl. Pilsudski. Guard soldiers walking during the change of the Polish Army “attacked” a cardboard tank. It was part of the happening organized by the Committee for Defense of Democracy, taking place in the next monthly of the Smolensk disaster.
KOD activists and performers appeared on Piłsudski Square
“Give up, you’re surrounded!” they were calling to opposition activists through a megaphone and demand unconditional surrender from the police. The whole incident can be seen on video recorded by the organizers of the campaign:
In the film, we see how the protesters and the tank first try to get to the place of the monthly celebration, but they stop are stopped by a police patrol . Then, after the ceremony, they reach the square It was probably then, according to media reports, that a controversial situation would take place, which some on lookers perceived as an attack on soldiers serving at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The ‘performance’ did not appeal to, among others Minister Blaszczak, who announced submitting an application to the prosecutor’s office in this case. – Minister Blaszczak went on to say the events happening at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are an absolute scandal. There is no acceptance for such behavior. The Ministry of National Defense will submit a notification to the prosecutor’s office about a suspected offense of insulting soldiers of the Polish Army – wrote the head of the Ministry of National Defense on Twitter.
To przekracza wszelkie granice‼
Wczoraj podczas uroczystości składania wieńców pod pomnikami Lecha Kaczyńskiego i ofiar katastrofy smoleńskiej, Lotna Brygada Opozycji z kartonowym czołgiem i transparentem “Gdzie jest wrak” próbowała dostać się na pl. Piłsudskiego w Warszawie. pic.twitter.com/61cjrpmsdO
— PiS Zachodniopomorskie (@PiS_ZachPomors) November 11, 2019
According to both the minister and people from his political environment, it was an attack against soldiers serving on pl. Pilsudski. Sebastian Kaleta, a councilor of the Capital City of Warsaw and a former press spokesman of the Minister of Justice, also referred to the case.
Kodziarze atakują nawet żołnierzy pełniących służbę przy Grobie Nieznanego Żołnierza. Te dwa zdjęcia są po prostu smutne, bo w obawie przed czym (TVN, GW) bezkarnie znieważani są żołnierze? pic.twitter.com/w9a8OTQUBc
— Sebastian Kaleta (@sjkaleta) November 10, 2019
A valid protest? Or an insult on the Polish army? Let us know in the comment section.